Tamasha Playwrights

A writer-led collective of emerging playwrights from diverse cultural backgrounds. 

Founded in 2014, the aims of Tamasha Playwrights are:

  • to offer long-term career development in a supportive environment to emerging playwrights from culturally diverse backgrounds.
  • to train playwrights as producers, fundraisers, workshop leaders and project managers, as well as offering craft-based session on playwriting itself.
  • to support and encourage members to be the creative leads on their own project ideas, and to empower them to make a living as artists in between play commissions.
  • to offer regular showcase opportunities to promote the writers to the wider theatre industry.


“Tamasha’s commitment to new writing is fundamental in ensuring that we continue to hear new and exciting voices.”

Ayub Khan Din, writer of EAST IS EAST


Tamasha Playwrights is kindly supported by

Unsolicited scripts

Unfortunately, we are currently unable to read and respond to unsolicited scripts, due to company capacity. We will be holding an open submissions window in Spring 2024, so keep an eye on our socials and newsletter for further info on that. However, any scripts sent before then won’t be read by the team – sorry, folks. 

Please note that as a Global Majority- led company committed to championing diverse voices, we prioritise artists of colour and their work.